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NJ Divorce and Summer Camps - Who Pays and How Much

Jul 30, 2016 @ 12:40 PM — by Michael Green

NJ Divorce and Summer Camps - Who Pays and How Much.  In any divorce with children, the subject of extracurricular activities and who pays for them and how much generally always comes up.  Child support covers a roof over the child's head, food and clothing.  In addition, the Court Rules allow for it to also cover extracurricular activities that are educationally related.  However, activities that are seen to be in excess of what is normally a weekly activity are activities that are subject to payment by both parties e.g. tutoring, music lessons, sports that are "extraordinary".  So a category of extraordinary activities may be deemed to include all else and generally both parents elect to or consent to pay for these activities either equally or on a pro rata basis to their income. 

NJ Divorce and Postjudgment Modification of Child Support

Jul 27, 2016 @ 02:25 PM — by Michael Green

NJ Divorce and Postjudgment Modification of Child Support.  There are times when a child support order or Property Settlement Agreement or Matrimonial Settlement Agreement requires modification.  When for example, alimony terminates, generally, child support may be recalculated to reflect the new income of the parties.  Unfortunately, there are times when one or the other party chooses not to be entirely accurate in their present income as reflected on their case information statement, such that a recalculation of child support requires a postjugment motion in order for the parties to genuinely disclose their current income to determine the current amount of child support.  If you have a postjudgment of a NJ divorce issue regarding recalculation of child support, call us to help you at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick divorce or family law office or our Fort Lee divorce or family law office.

New Jersey Divorce Made Easy and Simple in NJ Uncontested Divorce and Default Divorce Situations

Jul 25, 2016 @ 12:35 PM — by Michael Green

New Jersey Divorce Made Easy and Simple in NJ Uncontested Divorce and Default Divorce Situations.  If you have a divorce that is going to be an uncontested divorce or a default divorce in New Jersey, we can help you save time and money by filing it and seeking to wrap it up quickly with a settlement of all terms in a property settlement agreement or in a default where the other party does not object to terms in a Notice of Proposed Judgment.  Either way, we can help you get divorced in New Jersey as soon as possible.  If there are no terms for equitable distribution, alimony or child custody or child support, the default divorce may be done without a matrimonial agreement and without a Notice of Proposed Judgment avoiding issues with the other spouse having to agree to terms or not object to proposed terms.  Call us now, to save time and money with your New Jersey divorce, we offer free NJ divorce consultations and flat fees.  

New Jerswey Divorce and Economic Mediation as a Tool in Advance of a NJ Contested Divorce

Jul 24, 2016 @ 11:42 AM — by Michael Green

New Jersey Divorce and Economic Mediation as a Tool in Advance of a NJ Contested Divorce.  There are times for a variety of reasons, parties to a New Jersey Divorce would like to avoid litigation in the NJ Family Court system.  There may be issues regarding a business that both parties would rather handle up front for example through mediation, rather than have the NJ Family Courts handle it through the process of filings for early settlement panel, court ordered economic mediation, intensive settlement conference with the Judge and a trial.  Through early intensive economic mediation, which even may include issues of child custody and parenting time, if the parties so choose, all the issues of a divorce may be settled up front by the parties working with their attorneys and the mediator to bring the case to a conclusion sooner than later. 

New Jersey Divorce and Case Management Conferences Regarding Discovery

Jul 21, 2016 @ 07:15 AM — by Michael Green

New Jersey Divorce and Case Management Conferences Regarding Discovery.  After the divorce complaint has been filed and an answer has been filed by the other party, the New Jersey family court will generate a case management conference date for the parties.  It is at the NJ divorce CMC that the parties have to schedule out their discovery in the case which includes the filing of a case information sheet, with the assets, debts and liabilities and gross income of the parties, the service and response to notice to produce documents and interrogatories, questions regarding marital lifestyle for alimony, child support, child custody.  Appraisals of pensions, businesses or real property.  All of this is done at the CMC.  his is in preparation for the Early Settlement Panel and Economic Mediation prior to Trial with the Court.  If you are contemplating filing a divorce complaint and want more information regarding a New Jersey divorce 

A New Jersey Divorce From Someone Living In A Foreign Country Such as India, China, Phillipines, Africa

Jul 19, 2016 @ 09:11 PM — by Michael Green

A New Jersey Divorce From Someone Living In A Foreign Country Such as India, China, Phillipines, Africa.  There are times where a party wants to divorce another party that may be living abroad in a foreign country.  I am often asked whether it can be done.  Usually, the biggest issue with these divorces is service upon the other party in the foreign country. Generally, so long as personal service may be accomplished, the divorce may be put through in New Jersey.  Initially, a divorce complaint and summons must be served upon the other party.  If that other party is willing to sign off on an acknowledgment of service in the presence of a notary, generally, the Court will recognize that as good service. If neither personal service or an acknowledgment of service may not be obtained, there is also the possibility of motioning the court for substituted service via publication in a newspaper where the other party may be living or last known address.

New Jersey Divorce and the Internet, NJ Divorce in the Modern Age

Jul 19, 2016 @ 06:53 AM — by Michael Green

New Jersey Divorce and the Internet, NJ Divorce in the Modern Age.  The law has certainly changed in the way it is practiced in New Jersey since the advent of the Internet.  Divorce law and family law have changed as well.  Today, many individuals can file divorce papers or motion papers in Court pro se and the courts encourage it and make it easier by posting forms online and in the clerks offices.  What I have found over time is that it seems that those relatively straightforward and simple processes with the Courts as regards child support or probation department or a simple divorce may be readily handled by pro se litigants.  However, I would recommend obtaining legal counsel, experienced NJ divorce attorneys or NJ divorce lawyers or NJ family attorneys or NJ family lawyers to give you legal advice as to the more difficult issues. 

NJ Prenuptial or NJ Premarital Agreements in a New Jersey Divorce Setting

Jul 17, 2016 @ 09:29 AM — by Michael Green

If you are seeking to have a New Jersey prenuptial agreement or NJ premarital agreement drafted, regarding issues of equitable distribution, alimony, division of assets in the future, call Green & Associates at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation and ask us about our flat fees for your premarital or prenuptial agreement in New Jersey.    Important to such agreements is that both parties are advised in advance of their rights before signing the agreement and specifically advised of what assets the other party has that they are relinquishing.  Often an assets chart is attached to any such agreement so it specifically states what each party has in assets.chart is attached to any such agreement so it specifically states what each party has in assets.  Our experienced NJ family law andNJ divorce attorney and NJ divorce lawyer will be able to assist you in drafting your agreement.

NJ Divorce and Determining Income of the Parties for Purposes of Calculating Child Support, Alimony and Payment for Other Shared Expenses

Jul 14, 2016 @ 07:32 AM — by Michael Green

NJ Divorce and Determining Income of the Parties for Purposes of Calculating Child Support, Alimony and Payment for Other Shared Expenses.  In a New Jersey Divorce, the parties generally have to determine the income of each other in order to calculate the amounts of child support, alimony and payments of other shared expenses they will have going forward postjudgment after the divorce.  Often times, the parties may have a hard time doing this for a variety of reasons such as recent loss of employment of one party, unknown income of one party, self-employment by one party in a personal business with business costs being expensed or in some situations, cash businesses.  In some situations, where there is a large amount of cash income potential, a forensic accountant may have to be hired to evaluate the parties bank accounts, living expenses and business records to determine the actual income of a party and if there is a cash component to income. 

New Jersey Divorce and Equitable Distribution of an NJ Professional Business such as a Legal Practice or Medical Practice

Jul 13, 2016 @ 10:08 AM — by Michael Green

New Jersey Divorce and Equitable Distribution of an NJ Professional Business such as a Legal Practice or Medical Practice.  There are many ways to evaluate or value a business.  Generally, in New Jersey divorce practice, a New Jersey expert or forensic accountant is brought in by the parties to do so if the parties can't agree on how to divide the business or have one party buy out the other.  Some NJ divorce valuations are based on the annual income of the business, some are based on hard assets of the business such as equipment, still others are based on both in some manner.  So, it is important from the start that with any forensic accountant you establish how they may approach the valuation before they render a report to the parties on the equitable distribution of the business.  Often, a major partner or owner of the business, that may have other partners outside the marriage, may consider buying the other spouse out of the marital interest, if any,